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Ferrari-Driving Pop Star Taps Venezuela’s Chavez Legacy

Reggaeton star El Potro enters the stage. Tonight, the singer who married two Miss Venezuelas won’t perform his number-one hit “Bla Bla Bla.” He stands beside President Nicolas Maduro and asks for votes to further the late Hugo Chavez’s revolution as the local mayor.

Antonio ‘El Potro’ Alvarez, 34, is one of three celebrities running in the December local elections as part of Venezuela’s United Socialist Party, or PSUV. Magglio Ordonez, a multi-millionaire six-time Major League Baseball All-Star, is campaigning in Puerto la Cruz, the nation’s fifth biggest city. Winston Vallenilla, host of primetime reality show ‘Battle of the Sexes,’ is seeking the top job in Caracas’ borough Baruta.